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Prima Pils - Victory Brewing Company

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Prima PilsPrima Pils

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4,612 Ratings

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Ratings: 4,612
Reviews: 2,001
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.16%
Wants: 173
Gots: 422 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Victory Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
German Pilsener |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 07-27-2001

ca. 44 IBU
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Photo of greyghost86
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of Rudgers73
3.8/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours an odd shade of yellow. It's almost florescent as I hold it to my computer monitor. The beer has a light and crisp hop smell that peers out of a IPA-like head. The taste is also very fresh, crisp and bold. It has a mild grassy start, a touch of metal-ish hops and then a bitter grassy ending. Refreshing, light (without losing flavor), and not too strong, great session beer.

I got this beer $.88...waa wee wee waa

Photo of mcphish22
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of gabedivision
3.35/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz bottle to a pilsner glass.

A- a fizzy golden yellow with an orange hue and fluffy white head.

S- Citrusy hops, oranges, lemons, intense spices, very candy like.

T- A bitter sour citrus taste with a fizzy tingle on the tongue.

M- Crisp, light bodied, sour, bitter.

O- Overall its not bad, but it's not for me. The ingredients tend to be overpowering on almost every aspect of this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of BalancingBrooms
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of ariceclemson
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of BoitSansSoif
3.48/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured a clear golden-apricot color w/light head, retaining a thin cap and leaving faint tracing.
S-Aromas of flowery hops, light malt, and wet-dog.
T-Light malt. Taste is crisp and clean. Aftertaste is bitter hops w/nice tart, citrus bite, but the sour taste lingers in mouth for a long time, and gradually turns unpleasant.
M-Good carbonation backbone with lighter body. Decent for style.
D-Light on the palate and easy to drink. Very refreshing.

Photo of EskimoDave
3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

received in a trade from Ritzkiss

Pale straw, nice thicker white head which leaves rings around the glass.

On the nose you first get a grainy smell, quickly followed by the hops taking form in a bit of spiciness with some grapefruit mingled in there.

The hops impart a lemony flavour with some hop spiciness grabbing the front of your tongue midway through. some grassy notes and very light graininess.

Lighter body, smooth, medium dryness, refreshing.

Tthis would make a great summer lager. I can see myself sipping on several cool bottles of this while camping on a hot summer night. Shame you can't buy here in BC.

Photo of Jamstone714
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of fisherman34
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Light gold in color with a medium amount of carbonation. The smell is fairly malty, with a good dose of floral hops. The malt flavor in this one is quite unique, taking on some wildflower honey type qualities. The hop flavors are both grassy and floral, and contribute a bracing bitterness to the mix. I'd drink this regularly if it were available locally, and it's inspired me to homebrew a clone of it sometime in the near future.

Photo of Naes
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one is a clear golden color with a small white head.
The aroma is grassy and has a bit of citrus as well.
Flavor is mildly malty and has a little bit of hop presence to balance it out with a slight bitterness in the finish.
Mouth feel is light bodied and highly carbonated.

Photo of Pauly2X
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear bright golden yellow, half finger head.

S- Sweet, spicy, noble hop aroma.

T- Very light hint of sweetness up front which is almost immediately dominated by wonderful hop flavor and bitterness which carries smoothly through the end.

M- Light, smooth and crisp.

D- Shoulda got a sixer.

Although a little on the bitter side for some, truly a great beer.

Photo of chodinheaven
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the bottle a very pale straw color, but very rich looking and a little hazy, like there's a lot to this pilsner. Thin white head with decent retention. Smells a little like watered down hops if possible, or maybe I'm just reminded of other pilsners I've had by the smell. Hops are the most prevelant item in the smell.

Tastes like a hoppy pilsner. Which, may I say is nice to have. I was hesitent to even buy this beer because it was a pilsner and my experience with pilsners has been mostly BMC kind of beers, none of which I've enjoyed too much. With this beer the hops hit you right away, followed by that crisp, refreshing spring taste of grass. Great beer that's on the lighter side to have on a hot day and still get a nice dose of not-overbearing hops.

Mouthfeel is crisp on the front and a little creamy in the finish, creating a nice balance of both. Overall a good beer. Freshness date on this bottle is almost a month ago however and I wonder how that affects the overall taste. I understand that good pilsners are complicated beers that have a limited time to be enjoyed at their full potential, so I wonder how much this one is affected. Either way I enjoyed it very much and look forward to trying a fresher selection.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Teleweizen2
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - pours a glowing crystal clear yellow. No head, bartender poured to the rim of the glass. Still looks pretty good though. Spotty lacing clings to the glass after a rigiours swirl.

S - aroma is light and fairly straight roasted. There are some leafy green herbal and notes possibly some mint and floral notes with lots of doughy bread.

T - doughy malt flavors up front with just a hint of sweetness. hop bitterness enters mid palate with lots of leafy herbs, and some crisp citric flavors. There is a bit of floral character in the backend followed by a lingering citric bitterness.

M - creamy yet crisp texture. Medium bodied but pretty big for a pilsner. High carbonation with tight zippy bubbles.

O - excellent American take on a pilsner. This is one of my summer go too beers. It is just flavorful and refreshing. A good times kind of lager.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Prima Pils from Victory Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 4,612 ratings.